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Free West Papua

To the Indonesian President:

We demand that you grant immediate freedom of the press in West Papua and cease the killings against the West Papuan people. We call on you to allow foreign journalists into West Papua and that they be free from harassment and intimidation by Indonesian troops.

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Free West Papua

Just over a week ago, Indonesian police opened deadly fire on a market place in West Papua, injuring three. It was one of many brutal attacks on indigenous people that goes unreported because of a complete media blackout. But now a story about the violence has leaked, giving us a chance to break the blackout and begin the fight for peace.

Indonesia's violent occupation of Papua has been going on for decades and over 500,000 people have been killed. Those that speak up against it are thrown into prison, tortured and exiled. The media blackout is a key tool the Indonesian government uses to keep the world from condemning their violence. But journalists are clamouring to get in, and the most recent leaked story is helping to build the pressure. Our voices now could tip the balance and force the government to open the borders to the press.

Indonesia's blanket of silence allows the occupation to continue. But our call now could change everything. Sign now to shine a light on the silent genocide.

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